- Oxford University Press
- Publication Date:
- 08 April 2004
- Inorganic Chemistry
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From the title and the series, one might expect to get an introduction to chemistry. What you get is a history of the science of chemistry from the ancient Greeks to cyclotrons. There are also some chapters on the role various elements (notable gold) have played in human history. This is all very interesting and extremely readable, but if you are looking for an introduction to chemistry, you will be disappointed.
Scampers lightly from earth-air-fire-water to oxygen, to gold, to the Periodic Table, to the transuranics, to isotopes and applications.
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